Crews continue work to restore power in Homer area

Posted: Friday, December 28, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Crews were continuing work Friday to restore power to fewer than 100 homes in the Homer area.

A storm Dec. 22 knocked trees onto power lines. A second storm that brought rain made icy roads treacherous and crews had difficulty reaching affected areas, said Homer Electric Association spokesman Joe Gallagher.

At the peak of the outage, as many as 2,000 customers were without power, Gallagher said.

''We had a break in the weather Thursday and we've been able to make headway,'' Gallagher said.

Most of the homes still without power Friday were located between Homer and Anchor Point.

An emergency shelter was set up Thursday by the American Red Cross in Homer to take in those whose homes were still without electricity.

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